2046 (2004)

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2oo7 Update: This post, my 2005 first-impression review of 2046, is much too long... I know, I know. But reading through it again I was caught up in Wong Kar-Wai's work as if for the first time. So I remember why I was so effusive and enthusiastic about it. I may just re-watch a few scenes of it tonight. If you haven't discovered In the Mood for Love, or this, its glorious sequel, you're in for an intoxicating treat. … [Read more...]

GreenCine: More on how much "The New World" rules, and a curious Wong Kar-Wai bit

Lots of great stuff up at GreenCine, including: So The New World won't be a hit. That's to be expected. "More disheartening is to see a certain cache of movie writers come swarming out to greet Malick's latest as an exercise in how arch and unimpressed they can act in the face of a work that — whatever one's opinion of its qualities — shouldn't be denied its singularity," writes Nick Pinkerton in Stop Smiling. "An American history written in intimate, undistilled emotion; an attentive, tonally p … [Read more...]

2046: A film of glorious imagery, troubling relationships

2046 demands to be seen if only because no film (at least, no film *I've* ever seen) captures the beauty of its actresses so artfully, with such spectacular style and light. I mean that Wong Kar Wai's long-awaited follow-up to In the Mood for Love captures the subtle grace of several fine actresses in a take-your-breath-away, "aren't-women-confoundingly-fantastic" kind of way.Few films have ever concentrated so closely on colors and textures. Cinematographer Christopher Doyle (Hero, Last … [Read more...]


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